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21st SWELL Sculpture Festival: Get Ready for Queensland’s Largest Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

by | Jul 13, 2023 | Local Area & Events

SWELL Sculpture Festival, Queensland’s largest outdoor sculpture display, will return from September 8 to 17, 2023.

Currumbin Beach, Queensland’s most beautiful and cleanest beach, is the site of the 10-day event. You can interact with over 70 awe-inspiring and thought-provoking sculptures created by local, national, and worldwide artists. Isn’t that exciting? 

SWELL Sculpture Festival (SWELL) is a multidisciplinary arts organisation that combines people, art, and place. SWELL has displayed 873 sculptures in the main show on Currumbin Beach since 2003, with a portfolio value of $15.5 million.

SWELL was the result of a shared creative moment between two minds. Natasha Edwards and Kylie Mitchell-Smith first discussed creating a new art experience for everyone in 2002. It was about making art in a welcoming environment, and it eventually evolved into the SWELL Sculpture Festival, a free outdoor sculpture show on Currumbin’s gorgeous beaches. On a sunny September weekend in 2003, 6,000 people attended the first SWELL Sculpture Festival, which featured 23 sculptures.

In 2023, the 21st SWELL Sculpture Festival will continue to provide various unique experiences, including guided twilight walks around the artworks, live music, comedy, masterclasses, artist talks adjacent to the sculptures, and artist-led workshops.

SWELL Sculpture Festival touches the hearts and minds of all who attend. Do you want to participate in this fantastic festival? Then plan your trip now and reserve a Currumbin Beach accommodation for easy access.

SWELL Sculpture Festival Accommodation

The Rocks Resort’s oceanfront self-contained units with individual balconies are just steps from the gorgeous white sands of Currumbin Beach. You are also welcome to take advantage of our excellent resort amenities, such as our swimming pool and children’s pool, sauna, spa, tennis court, games area, grilling facilities, and more.

If you want to experience and appreciate the SWELL Sculpture Festival and the surrounding area, our Currumbin Beach accommodation is what you’re looking for. Aside from the beaches, there are numerous food alternatives within walking distance. 

Explore Currumbin

Currumbin Beach is the ideal setting for a romantic dinner, and numerous restaurants and cafes exist. Currumbin Vikings Surf Life Saving Club, Tommy’s Italian, The Salt Mill, Currumbin RSL, and the Sanctuary Cafe in the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary all serve food.

Speaking of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, our Currumbin Holiday Apartments are just a short walk from the famed Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and other fantastic local family attractions such as Surf World and Superbee Honeyworld. With an astounding collection of native and exotic wildlife to meet, as well as wildlife shows, animal encounters, entertainment, playgrounds, splash zones, and interactive activities, there is something for everyone.

Do you have little children? Palm Beach Parklands, approximately a 4-minute drive from our flats, offers free family entertainment. It’s a lovely area to spend a few sun-drenched hours making sand castles and enjoying a paddle, with a pirate-themed playground that will thrill our younger guests and covered swimming spots perfect for families.

Don’t miss out on the excitement! Bring the family to The Rocks Resort Currumbin for a relaxing beach getaway. You can relax and enjoy everything the Gold Coast has to offer. Our tour desk staff can gladly arrange tickets for the most incredible local tours, theme parks, and attractions for you.

Book direct with us at The Rocks Resort Currumbin!